Apple Slashes its Battery Price to Pacify the Outraged Users
After facing continuous criticism from the iPhone users, Apple drops it battery replacement price to $39. The initiation was taken by the tech giant after it admitted slowing down older iPhones.
To avail the discount scheme, the phone’s battery must pass a diagnostic test at Genius Bar. The condition laid by the techno giant baffled its users who were trying to improvise their cell performance through power swapping.
Any iPhone 6 users or new users can walk into the store and get their battery replaced for just $39. While those who have replaced their battery for higher amount before the announcement of Replacement Policy can get refund for the difference amount from Apple. iPhone holder can walk to any nearby Apple Store or Contact Apple Support to diagnose battery’s health.
On 20th December 2017, Apple had admitted slowing its iOS software to counteract issues found in aging lithium-ion batteries. Via a statement, Apple said;
“Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.”
The users were outraged on the absence of transparency in its battery policies. On 28th December 2017, Apple had released an apology statement through their website, where they said:
“We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologize. Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love, and making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that. At Apple, our customers’ trust means everything to us. We will never stop working to earn and maintain it. We are able to do the work we love only because of your faith and support and we will never forget that or take it for granted.”
Well, along with the apology letter Apple had published an informative site where cell operation details were explained.
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